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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 35% 35% What is stress and how do you deal with it? Paige Ulbrich Stress is defined as "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances" How to deal with stress:Get help from a mental health care provider.Stay in touch with people who provide emotional support.Recognize signs of your bodys response to stress (difficulty sleeping, increased alcohol use, having low energy, easily angered and feeling depressed).Set priorities- decide what is most important. Dont take on more tasks than you can handle. Recognize what you accomplished at the end of the day, not what you didnt. Exercise regularly.Schedule time for relaxing and fun activities. Participate in stress coping programs such as yoga and tai chi. Personal problems that cause stress: your health, emotional problems, relationships, major life changes, stress in your family, conflicts with beliefs and values. Social issues that can cause stress: your surroundings, your social situation, job and unemployment. Short- term stress is normal. Long-term stress is caused by stressful situations or events that last over a long period of time. Not all stress is badNerve chemicals and hormones released during stressful times prepare the animal to face a threat.Your immune system is lowered, and your digestive, excretory and reproductive systems stop working normally with chronic (long term) stressThe three different types of stress are: routine stress (related to daily responsibilities), stress brought on by a negative change, and traumatic stress (brought on by major events such as an accident) Sources:
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